Packers notes: Assistant Luke Getsy could move on
GREEN BAY - Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t confirm a report Wednesday that receivers coach Luke Getsy was expected to take the offensive coordinator position at Mississippi State.
However, McCarthy said Getsy would be available to comment on the report Thursday when offensive assistants speak to local reporters.
Getsy played quarterback for new Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead when Moorhead was an assistant at Akron.
Getsy was at practice Wednesday coaching the Packers receivers.
Injured lot: McCarthy wasn’t sure in the morning whether he’d have 46 players – the amount who can be active on game day – who were healthy enough to practice this week.
As it turned out, he had 46 exactly. Seven players sat out because of injury or illness.
Those who did not practice were linebacker Nick Perry (ankle/shoulder), receiver Davante Adams (concussion), guard Jahri Evans (knee), running back Aaron Jones (knee), receiver Jordy Nelson (shoulder), tight end Richard Rodgers (shoulder) and receiver Geronimo Allison (illness).
Cornerback Damarious Randall (knee) and linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), both of whom sat out the Vikings game, were limited in practice.
Next in line: With all the injuries the Packers have gone through this season, consistency has been a problem.
It’s possible quarterback Brett Hundley will be throwing to Michael Clark and Trevor Davis instead of Adams, Emanuel Byrd instead of Rodgers and handing off to Devante Mays instead of Jones.
The Packers could choose to hold out some of the injured to make sure they don’t worsen their ailments going into the offseason. Hundley might not know who’s active until Saturday and that can’t help his cause.
“Whoever is playing is playing,” Hundley said. “I trust all the guys as far as their injuries. That’s stuff that I don’t personally get into. That’s an internal battle. If there’s the question and stuff of whether in the playoffs or not they’d be playing, I feel like that’s an internal battle or question about yourself.
“I’m sure all the guys, obviously, are injured. Whoever is out there will play.”
Practice-squad addition: The Packers signed long snapper Zach Triner to their practice squad.
Triner, a 6-foot-2, 247-pound first-year player out of Assumption College, spent four months of the offseason with the New York Jets, but was not on a roster this season.